Oct 28, 2005

fly fly away

Some people hate to fly. Their fear of it completely overcomes them. Which is funny because we all know that it is far more dangerous to get in your car every day and face the perils of the open road than to get into a perfectly safe airplane. Show of hands - who has been in a car accident? Now, show of hands - who has been in a plane crash? Yeah, that's what I thought.

I am not scared to fly. I enjoy the whole process. Primarily because it means that I actually have someplace to go. Which unfortunately is too rare of an occurance. The airport is the perfect place to people watch. Have you ever seen the movie Love Actually? They're right. If you ever want to see love in its purest form, sit in an airport an observe for awhile.

Fear is a powerful feeling. It can take over and affect rational judgement. We sometimes don't allow ourselves to do something based on unreasonable fears. There is so much out there that we are missing out on because we are too afraid of the consequences. I don't mean to say that we should be ignoring our instincts. You have to make good decisions everyday that are in the best interest of yourself and your family. It's just that sometimes life can be so limiting. But I truly believe that it doesn't have to be that way. Don't allow your fears to stand in your way. Live while you're living. You will never get a second chance.

1 comment:

Mel said...

That is so opposite of me!! I hate flying and just thinking that to go to PA (Via MD) I have 4 takeoffs and touchdowns... eek..